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  • All You Need To Know About CfDs And Waste To Energy

    After a two-year allocation hiatus, this week saw the second Contract for Difference (CfD) allocation round begin. With only less established technologies eligible to compete, and a “maxima” of 150MW applied to all fuelled technologies projects, this new framework has sparked widespread debate regarding the future for gasification and pyrolysis projects. At London’s upcoming ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

  • 57% of Kingspan’s energy procured from renewables in 2016

    Kingspan, the global leader in high performance insulation and building envelope solutions, is pleased to announce it has beaten its target of generating at least half its aggregate energy use from renewable resources by 2016. Kingspan’s aggregate renewable energy use was 57% of its total energy use in 2016, meaning the company is firmly on track to hit its goal, set in 2011, of operating ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • DHL and Gatwick open Tidy Planet supplied waste to energy plant

    Logistics firm DHL has formally opened a £3.8 million biomass burning facility at Gatwick Airport – which it is claimed is the ‘first of its kind in the world’ to treat Category 1 waste from international flights.Catering waste including food and packaging coming into the airport from non-EU flights is classed as ‘Category 1’ – which is deemed a high risk ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • Biomass Combustion Research

    The use of alternative combustion fuels that provide a renewable source of energy is a major area of research and investment. Sources of biomass fuels include virgin wood, energy crops, agricultural residues, food waste and industrial waste. Controlling the combustion process of any new fuel and keeping track of the biomass fuel emissions of combustion by-products is important to users of these ...

  • Schneider Electric to Help Enable Energy Resiliency at USMC Logisitics Base

    Schneider Electric recently announced it has been awarded a subcontract from Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corp., to support the development of smart controls as part of an energy savings performance contract at the U.S. Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) in Albany, Georgia. Energy security and resiliency is a priority for military installations tasked with keeping personnel safe through ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Vital Aim for District Heating Treble

    Our 10-year partnership with Berkeley Homes and SSE on the Royal Arsenal Riverside development has resulted in a finalist spot on the H&V News Awards 2017 shortlist, which celebrates the best projects in the sustainable and renewable energy sector. Royal Arsenal Riverside has been shortlisted in the District Heating Project of the Year category, which we are proud to have won in both 2015 and ...


    By Vital Energi

  • H&V Shortlisting Puts Vital Energi in 7th Heaven

    The University of St Andrews’ £20m Guardbridge Biomass Energy Centre has proven popular with awards judges in the energy sector recently and following on from its victory at the Scottish Green Energy Awards we are delighted to announce it has been named as a finalist at the H&V News Awards 2017. The project has seen Vital Energi working in partnership with the University since ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Power bills set to rise by surprising 1% following latest Capacity Market auction

    The new Capacity Market surcharge will add around £378 million in total to business and home energy bills this year, increasing business energy costs by approximately 1%, according to Inprova Energy. But it's a much smaller price rise than was forecast, taking the energy industry by surprise and ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Participate in EUBCE, the largest international conference and exhibition for biomass research, technologies and applications

    EUBCE gathers the global biomass community to present and discuss the latest developments and innovations in biomass, to network and to conduct business. It is the world renowned science-to-science and science-to-industry platform with a full and only focus on the global biomass sector. With 900 presentations from over 950 abstracts submitted, involving 3,500 authors and co-authors in 79 ...

  • New Bioenergy Roadmap Guide Released Jointly by International Energy Agency and FAO

    As a flexible and competitive source of renewable energy, bioenergy can play a key role in decarbonizing energy systems by responding to the needs of a wide range of demand profiles in the electricity, buildings, and transport sectors. Recognizing the importance of taking a cross-cutting approach to bioenergy strategies that rely on sustainable biomass use, the International Energy Agency (IEA) ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Ontario’s first community-owned wind farm: Bullfrog Power and OCEC announce commissioning of Gunn’s Hill Wind Farm

    Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, and Oxford Community Energy Co-operative (OCEC) are announcing the commissioning of Ontario’s first community-owned wind farm. Gunn’s Hill Wind Farm consists of 10 turbines located in Oxford County, southwestern Ontario. The project’s success involved ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • 75% of the exhibition space for Expobiomasa 2017 has already been booked by companies from 13 countries

    The Expobiomasa 2017 trade fair organised by the Spanish Biomass Energy Association (AVEBIOM) has already contracted 75% of the available space 10 months before the opening date. The event, which professionals in the sector have been impatiently awaiting since it changed to a biennial format after 10 consecutive years, will take place on 26, 27, 28 and 29 September. It is one of the TOP 5 fairs ...

  • Famous Dutch comedian takes stand for fossil free fuel production

    Yesterday evening the famous Dutch comedian Freek de Jonge took a stand for the production of fossil free fuel. In the populair Dutch program DWDD he proclaimed that the Dutch government should be doing anything to help the victims in Groningen who’s houses have been slowly but severely damaged and sometimes destroyed due to gas drilling in the area. De Jonge stated that the disaster that ...

  • Clarke Energy at Energy Now 2017

    Clarke Energy is exhibiting for the eighth year at the Energy Now Exhibition in Telford Industrial centre 8th-9th February 2017. Energy Now continues to be the only renewables event organised exclusively for the agricultural and rural sectors, attracting farmers and landowners nationwide. A number of leading industry experts will discuss the issues facing different ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • DOE Announces $8 Million In Funding For Algae-Based Biofuel Projects

    On December 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) of up to $8 million dollars, subject to appropriations, for innovative technologies that assist in the advancement of algae bioenergy and bioproducts. The FOA consists of two topic ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Denmark’s largest coal plant fully converts to biomass

    Diarmaid Williams reports in decentralized energy that the huge Avedøre combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Copenhagen, Denmark, once the country’s largest coal-fired station, is now completely fueled by biomass. Coal has been replaced entirely by wood pellets and straw as two energy companies, Vestegnens Kraftvarmeselskab (VEKS) and Dong Energy combined to ...

  • BIOMASS MAGAZINE - AST Increases Scale of Wisconsin Research Facility

    The scale-up increase’s the processing capacity of AST, an emerging technology company in the biochemicals and renewable fuel sector, from 100 kilograms to 2 tons of cellulosic biomass per day. AST, which collaborates with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, was awarded $1.5 million in November 2013 as part of a $22.5 million University of Wisconsin system initiative to help with the ...

  • University of Malaga Researchers Collaborate with AST to Develop New Lignin-Based Products

    American Science and Technology (AST), a sustainable technology company, has teamed up with TERMA Group, a team of Waste and Environmental Technology researchers at the University of Malaga, in Spain, to continue efforts on the development of new lignin-based products. Led by professors Tomás Cordero Alcántara and José Rodríguez Mirasol, TERMA Group has been working ...

  • American Science and Technology Receives New Patent for Method to Increase the Efficiency and Profitability of Organosolv Processing of Biomass

    American Science and Technology (AST), an emerging technology company, has been awarded a patent for a system and method for the extraction of chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass, which reduces the cost of Organosolv processing and increases the incentives to use renewable resources for chemical production. Dr. Ali Manesh and group of researchers and engineers at AST have developed a new ...

  • Training Course for performing BMP tests

    By joining our 2-day technical training on BMP tests, and increasingly recognized tools for selecting and pricing biomass material for production of biogas, the participants of the course had the opportunity to gain profound knowledge on: Recommendations concerning the parameters that strongly influence the outcome of BMP tests (i.e. inoculum characteristics, substrate preparation, experimental ...


    By Bioprocess Control AB

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